Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bluebird Anniversary Card - Shabby Naturalist Style

 I'm here again to share a card that's in my self-titled Shabby Naturalist style.  This one was a real delight to create, especially since bluebirds have a very special meaning in our family.
There's the old "bluebird on my shoulder" song, but in addition my father always called a lovely spring day a "Bluebird Day," and usually when he got up on the weekend to make pancakes for everyone and announced it was a "Bluebird Day," that meant he and Mom had an adventure planned for us.  Either a get-up-and-go-to-the-mountains adventure or a day on the water, or a working staycation at home or in the woods.  Either way, it was always great family time on a "Bluebird Day."

So this card is filled with some wonderful memories and will probably be used for my parents' upcoming anniversary.  Just so many things you can say with the symbols you choose to include in your cards sometimes.  Because of this, I felt this card really said enough for my parents without a sentiment on the front.


Here are the challenges:
Cardstock {Papertrey Ink}
Large Classic Oval Die {Nestabilities}
Embossing Folder {The Paper Studio}
Glimmer Mist - Gold {Tattered Angels}
Pigment Ink pad {Craftsmart}
Roses, Burlap Bow, Pearls {Spare Parts by TPS}
Large Mushroom flower {Recollections}
3D Bluebird Sticker {Paper House}
Classic Butterfly Punch {Martha Stewart, 2009}
Floral Greenery {Stash--well, actually stolen from one of my home décor arrangements....sssh! ;}
Fabric scrap selvage

Thank you for dropping by and check back this evening
Be well and enjoy the sunshine,


  1. Gorgeous card! Love your shabby naturalistic style with your inking and earthy embellishments. So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week over at the Mod Squad Challenge!

  2. What a wonderful backstory to your card, Kathryn! The bluebird is beautiful and I love that you loaded your card with symbolism for your parents' anniversary. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. This is beautiful and I love your story behind the card. Your parents will love the card. I like the added greenery it finishes the card perfectly and there is just do much else to see here. Thank you for fluttering by my butterfly challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Oh, this reminds me of spring here is VA with all the blue birds!! This is gorgeous with all the texture and dimension. Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!

  5. I love the vintage look and the pop of colour on the bird

    Thanks for entering the Butterfly challenge this time, Kim guest DT x

  6. What a wonderful card - I am sure your parents will be delighted with it, and the symbols and memories it will trigger for them. Thank you for sharing your project. Lynn

  7. Wow, this is really gorgeous. This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing it in our Things With Wings challenge. I really hope that you will join us for our new challenge starting this week. We really enjoy having you play along.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card. I love the depth of it. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

    Peggy T.
    DT Member

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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